David Horowitz

Founder and CEO of the David Horowitz Freedom Center

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"Virtually every major Muslim organization in America is an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, the fountainhead of Islamic terror." - David Horowitz

David Horowitz

Founder and CEO of the David Horowitz Freedom Center

David Horowitz, who has been dubbed the godfather of the anti-Muslim movement by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is the founder and CEO of the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

He echoes many Islamophobic voices in warning that mainstream Muslim American organizations “are all fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood” and that 80 percent of U.S. mosques are filled with hate against Jews and Americans.

In a 2011 speech at Brooklyn College, Horowitz said that Middle Eastern Muslims are "Islamic Nazis" who "want to kill Jews, that’s their agenda." He added that "all Muslim associations are fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood."  

Horowitz boasts two online magazines, FrontPage Magazine and Jihad Watch, which are directed by Robert Spencer. Through these vehicles, Horowitz gives an amplified voice to a cadre of fellow anti-Muslim bigots and their schemes of conspiracies and threats. Frank Gaffney, Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, and other familiar names use the online tools to promote their latest litany of over-hyped dangers.

One of Horowitz’s strategies has been to frame arguments in terms of constitutional protections and freedoms, especially First Amendment or freedom of speech rights. “The frontline battle against Islamic totalitarianism is the battle to defend the First Amendment – the right of assembly and free speech,” wrote Horowitz on his NewsReal blog. Never mind the fact that Horowitz’s First Amendment defense against “Islamic totalitarians” denies First Amendment rights to Muslims seeking to build houses of worship and pray according to their faith.

David Horowitz attacks conservative activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference

On Feb 12, 2011 at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, David Horowitz attacked conservative activists Suhail Khan and Grover Norquist, claiming that both  "infiltrat[ed]" CPAC, the White House and the conservative movement on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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